Wayback Burgers planting flag in Quebec

Wayback Burgers has signed a master franchise agreement with Sushil Bhagudia to open 20 to 30 stores in Quebec over the next 20 years, according to a company press release. Bhagudia has owned a location in Monroe, New York since 2018.

The first of the Quebec stores will open next year on Montreal’s West Island, under the direction of Bhagudia’s sister, Trupti Bhagudia, and his friend, Alain LeJeune.

“As Wayback Burgers’ first master franchisee in Quebec, I’m eager to continue expanding the brand’s international footprint throughout Canada,” Sushil Bhagudia said in the release. “Wayback Burgers is a concept I truly love and believe in. I’m committed to accelerating Wayback Burgers’ growth, now and into the future.”

Through the Wayback Burgers Master Franchise Program, an individual is awarded its master franchise rights for a country, stepping into the franchisor’s development role for a specific territory.

“We are pleased to announce Wayback Burgers’ entry into Quebec with our latest Master Franchise Agreement,” William Chemero, chief development officer of Wayback Burgers, said in the release. “Our new master franchisee, Sushil Bhagudia, has extensive knowledge of the restaurant and customer service industries. We look forward to partnering with him as we begin this new chapter in Wayback Burgers’ Canadian expansion.”

Founded in 1991 in Newark, Delaware, Wayback Burgers has over 166 locations in nine countries and will open in 38 provinces/countries through similar international master franchise agreements, including the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Africa, Bangladesh, Ireland, Japan, Germany and Canada.